West Scotian Slope

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM ADT 31 August 2016

Tonight and Thursday

Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light early Thursday morning then increasing to northeast 20 late Thursday morning. Wind backing to northerly 15 to 20 early Thursday evening.

A few showers beginning near noon Thursday.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM ADT 31 August 2016
Tonight and Thursday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 near noon Thursday then subsiding to 1 to 2 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 31 August 2016
Friday Wind north 20 knots.
Saturday Wind northeast 20 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind easterly 25 to 35 knots.

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Laurentian Fan - 44141 LaHave Bank - 44150 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Eskasoni (First Nations) Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Wreckhouse Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 25 May 2016 Forecasts have ended for the season.
 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 31 August 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Aug estimated from Newfoundland near
4837N 5305W to 4930N 4700W to 5000N 4615W to 5300N 4815W to 5700N
5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Aug estimated from Quebec near
5057N 5859W to Newfoundland near 5014N 5733W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM ADT 1 September 2016 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. ADT today trough located over the Maritimes.
By 10:00 a.m. ADT Friday weakening trough located over the Marine
District.

At 3:00 a.m. ADT today tropical depression 8 located at 37.2N 69.1W.
By 3:30 p.m. ADT today tropical depression 8 located south of West
Scotian Slope.

At 3:30 p.m. ADT Friday approaching ridge located west of the
Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:45 AM ADT 1 September 2016 At 3 AM ADT hurricane Gaston is located near 36.3 degrees north
And 45.0 degrees west. Maximum sustained winds are 85 knots. Minimum
central pressure is approximately 972 MB. Gaston is moving
northeastward at 17 knots.

Note that Gaston is forecast to pass well south of Canadian waters.

As of 3 AM ADT tropical depression 8 is located near 37.2 degrees
north and 69.1 degrees west. Maximum sustained winds are 25 knots.
Minimum central pressure is approximately 1009 MB. It is moving
east-northeastward at 14 knots.

Current guidance has the depression tracking along the southern edge
of Laurentian Fan early Friday morning.

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